Cumberland Public Library Accessibility

Analysis and Library Service Development
Cumberland, Wisconsin
Feln-uary 28, 2008
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Table of Contents
Executive Summary I
1.0 Site Analysis I
2.0 Building Analysis I
3.0 ADA Audit Summary I
4.0 Programming Analysis I
S.O Estimate of Probable Cost I
table of contents
Executive Summary
The Cumberland Public Library was constructed iu 1905 as a masonry
building with a wood floor and wood roof structure. The two story
facility is approximately 4,000 square feet.
The existing structure appears to be structurally sound, yet is
significantly deficient for serving the current total service population
of 5,588 (2006 Wisconsin Public Library Service Data), as well as the
projected service area population of 6,212 by 2025. Based upon the
standards established in the State of Wisconsin Library Planners
Handbook, the Cumberland Library should contain approximately
12,500 square feet.
The space needs is exacerbated by the diverse population served by
the library, including a significant elderly population, as well as
numerous migrant workers and Native Americans. Because of the
limited size, the library is unable to adequately serve these population.
Interviews were conducted to identifY key ways to provide service to
these under-serviced populations.
In addition to the overall space needs, the existing facility has a
number of significant accessibility issues that limit the accessibility of
seniors as well as those with accessibility concerns.
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1.0 Site Analysis
The site of the current Public LibrarJ! is located in the Downtown
Business District of Cumberl and. It is located at 1302 Second Avenue,
on the west side of the street, wilh its main facades facing east. The
"site" is a comer cil.)' lot, approximately 8257 square feeL TIle existing
library is located on me wcst end of the lot. Primary access to / from
the library is from Second Avenue. The soulh side of the 101 is along
Sorenson Street and slopes to the west. Therefore the majority of the
storm-water drains down she 10 the west. TIle west side of the site is
bound by an alley and across the alley is Library Lake. The Library
building is sited on the east half of the 101. There are ci ly sidewalks, in
good condition, on the Second Avenue and part way along Sorenson
Street. There is currently no on-site parking and patrons must park on
the street. There is a high voltage electrical double junction box
located on the site to the south-west. behind the library. This junction
box sc["\'es a large number ofbtlSinesses in the dowlllown area
including 3M and Ardisam. The site is landscaped with plantings near
the building and turf on the remaining site.
Overal\' the site wi ll allow for limited expansion of the library.
Building expansion would most li kely be 10 the west However, it
should be pointed out mal there are a few site issues that would limit
or constrain any expansion project. In panicular, the constmction
cost/ budget would be greatly impacted if the high voltage box would
need (0 be relocated. Variances may need to be obtained for setbacks
and parking to allow sufficiclll space for expansion.
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Site issues to be considered include bm are not limiled to:
Limited site size
High vohage electrical junction box
Zoning, side yard and back yard setbacks, and requirements
for off street parking
Vehicle access to parking and pedeslrian access from parking
lO building
Storm water management/ Site drainage
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2.0 Building Analysis
The current library has approximately
4,000 square feet located over twO
floors. Construction is of masonry
exterior walls with a \\'ood floor and
wood roof strucnlre. Visual inspection
of the slructure showed limited stress
cracking. In general, the building
envelope and structural systems appear
sound, as is true for all Camegie
Libraries constructed in the early
1900's. Handicap accessibiliry is not
adequate. Stairs alone lead 10 the front
entrance, where subsequclll stairs also
lead up to the adult collection area and down to the children's area.
The entrance does not comply wit h the requirements of the ADA
compliance checklist. Additional non-eompliant issues at the building
entrance include lack of appropriate signage and inadequate
clearance at the entrclnce approach.
The Cumberland Public Library is located in an historic Camegic
Library building, constntcted in 1905, and located at 1305 Second
Avenue, Cumberland, Wisconsin.
The 1\\'0 restrooms currentl y in the library
are not on an accessible route and neither
of the reslTooms accommodate a 5-foot
diameter, clear floor area circle to turn a
wheel chai r
There are no
grab bars in
The lavatory is outside of the water
closeIS in a storage area witl) supply and
drain lines are unprotected. The towel
dispenser does not have adequate
clearance. There is no urinal in the
Men's water closet. There is no drinking fountain; paper cups are
provided at the lavatory.
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The mechanical and electrical systems arc aged and will require
replacing or updating in the near fUnlre. Also the book drop does not
meet current building codes. ' nle books drop illlo an open container
in the elllry vestibule.
The stack areas are
overcrowded. Also, currently the majority of book stacks do not have a
clear 36" aisle and reach heights are in excess of 54 inches.
The interior stairs to the lower level
are not wide enough to meet ADA
requirements, lack proper handrail
extensions, do not oITer edge
protection on the treads, and do not
contain tactile warning devices at the
tOP of slair mos. There are presently
no audible or ,isible fire alanns. All
interior rooms such as toilet rooms,
corridors, stairwells, and offices should
contain a hornlSlrobe fire alarm.
'nle library's main circulation desk
does not meet ADA requirements;
there oeeds to be a ' : : : = : : ~ ; =
section of the desk that e.
contains a section 36
inches wide and no
greater tha n 36 inches
high. Presently, tlle
entire desk is higher,
making it difficult for
the disabled to check
Ollt books or conduct
normall ransacliolls.

An addition (0 me present library building would allow the building to
become ADA complaint. There would be more material stack space
with a reach of 54" or less. The circulation desk would be configured
10 meet the ADA heighl of 36 inches. Additional space would allow
increased public services such as public computers, specialty
collections and program space. An addition to lhe library would
improve the accessibility of the building and increase community lise.
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3.0 ADAAudit Summary
The building was analyzed for accessibility and code compliance using
the American Institute of Archi tects Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) compliance checklist. The worksheclS are designed 10 identify
deficiencies in facilities that do not meet current ADA standards.
The biggest deficiencies lie within accessibility of the building
entrance and the restroom facilities. TIle entrance does not comply
wilh the requirements of lhe ADA compliance checklisl. There is no at
grade or ramped entrance. TIle main entrance has a number of stairs
and the other door has twu steps on the exte rior and a stairway on the
interior. Additional non-<:ompliam issues at the building entrances
include lack of appropriate signage and inadequate clearance at the
entrance approach. The two restrooms currently in the li brary are not
on an accessible route and neither of the reslrooms accommodates a
5-foot diameter clear floor area circle to turn a wheelchair around.
111ere are no grab bars in either restroom. The lawtory is outside of
the water closets in a storage area with supply and drain lines
unprotected or covered. The towel dispenser does not have adequate
clearance. There is not a urinal in the Men's water closet. There is no
drinki ng foun tain, paper cups are provided at the lavatory.
The ilHerior stairs to the lower level are not wide enough to meet ADA
requirements, lack proper handrail extensions, do not offer edge
protection on the treads, and do not contain tactile \varning devices at
the top of stai r runs.
There are preselHly no audible and visible fire alanns. All interior
rooms such as toil et rooms, corridors, stairw"ells and offices should
contain a horn/strobe fire alarm. The li brary's main circulation desk
does not meet ADA requi rements, there needs to be a section of the
desk that contains a section 36 inches \ \ ~ d e and no greater than 36
inches high. Presently, the entire desk is higher making it difficult for
the disabled to check om books or conduct normal transactions. Also
currently the majority of book stacks do not have a clear 36" aisle and
reach heights are in excess of 54 inches.
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ADA Compliance Checklist: Cumberland Library
ADA Compliance Checklist is an abbreviated version
compiled by the Ame rican Institute of Architects
Item O.K. NotesfComme nts
Minimum Number (l min.) No
SigJlage (letter size Braille No
Doors min. passage) No Entrance Door is 2'- 10.
Automatic Entrances No
Door Hardware (pull handle. OK
Landing - size, step
Exterior 56" x 73" Interior 49" x
Approaches (18" min. fronl, 24" OK
min. side)
Doors in series (48" min. +door N/ A
Threshold max. sliding, W NO 3/ 4" Threshold swing door
max. swing)
Closers (3 second, 3", 5 1bs. Force) OK
Item I O.K. I Notes/Comme nts
Charler proporlion (3:5 ratio) No No Interior signage
Character height (3" min.) No
Raised and Braille characters &
Mounting Joe. & hl. (60" min. afT.) No
Symbols of AccessibililY
Item O.K. Notes/Comme nts
Accessi ble Route · Interior
Widdl (36" min. ) No No 5' c1earance@entrance
Width at turns (60· min.) No
Passing Space (60· min. ) No

Turning Space (60· min.) No
Headroom (SO" min.) OK
Slope (max. 1:12 new, max. 1:8
Changes in level (1/2" max. ) No Stairs
Ground and floor surfaces (non- OK Carpel Floor, Tile
Protruding ObjectS (27· min. ) No Stack area
Clear floor space (30" x 48· min.) OK
Reach ranges (front 48" max. ; side No Stad:. reaches are greater than
54· max.)
Controls and operating
N/ A
Means of egress (48" min. stairs) No 36" wide stai rs from lower level
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Item I O.K. I Notes/Comments
Ramps. Stairs and Handrails - Exterior

Slope (max. 1:12 new, max. 1;8 N/ A No ramps

Clear Width (36" min. ) OK

Landing x min.) No 56"x73"

Handrails (mtd. 12" No 32" An on landing AFF, No

Edge Protection min. ) OK Concrete

Outdoor protection (I :50 max.
cross slooe)

Outdoor conditiOIl5 cross
N/ A

Treads & risers (I I " min,tread)

Nosings (1 111" max.; lIt min. OK

devices (raised domes)
Item I O.K. I Notes/Comments
Ramps, Stairs and Handrails - Int eri or

Slope (max. 1:12 new, max. 1:8
N/ A

Clear \Vidth (36" min. ) No 36" wide stairs handrails

Landing (GCY x 60" min.)
No 40" x 42" landing

Handrails (mid. 34"-38"; 12-
No 26" above finished floor (AFF) ,
No extensions

Edge PrOlcction min.) No

OUldoor protection (1:50 max.
N/ A
cross slope)

Outdoor conditions cross
K/ A

Treads & risers ( I I min. tread)
No 10" treads slai rs to lower lc\'el

Nosings max.; W min. OK

Warning devices (raised domes)
Item I O.K. NoteslComments

Alann location - visual alann
No Only Exit lights

Alarm location - visual alarm open
No Horn/Strobes
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Item 1O.K. 1 NoteS/Comments
Toilet Room - Lower Level

Location No Not on Accessible Route.

Clear noor space
No No 5' 0 ci rcle

Toil el height (1 7" 19") y" 18"; water closet
Lavalory heighl (34- max.) OK 31"; Lav'llOry located outside of
waleI' c10sel in storage area

Headroom (SO" min.) y"

Mirror height (40" max. to bollom
No No mirror
of mirror)

Grab bars (3u" - 42" length No No grab

Uri nals ( 17" max. height ) N/ a No Urinals
Urinal space (30- x 48" min.) N/ a

Urinal controls (44" max. heighl) N/ A

Exposed lavalory water pipes
No Not cO\'ered
(cO\'ered & protected)

Faucels (lever, pllshbliltOn or
OK Lever
Towel dispenser (forward 48" max.
No 35"; no clearance
heil!:l u, side 54" max. height )
Soap dispenser (forward 48" max.
N/ A No mounted soap dispenser-
height, side 54- max. height ) boule soap on sink

Parlition slall size

Partition door size (32") N/ A
Item 10 .K. 1 Notes/Comments
Women's Toilet Room - Lower Level

No Not a ll Accessible Rome.
Clear noor space
No No 5' Dcirde

Toi lel heighl (Ii- 19") y"
IS"; ",',ncr dosel
LavatoI)' height (34" max. )
OK 31"; Lavatory located oUlside of
water closet in storage arca

Headroom (SO" min,) y"

:\ Iirror height (40" max. 10 bollom
No No mirror
of mirror)

Grab bars (36" - 42" length No Ko grab bars

Urinals (Ii- max. height) N/ A

Urinal space (30" x 48" min.) N/ A

Uri nal controls (44- max. height) N/ A

Exposed la\'<l lory water pi pes No Not cO\'ered
(co\'crcd & prolected)

Faucets (Ie',er, pushbutton or OK I..e\·er

Towel dispenser (forward 4S- max. No 35"; no clearance
heighl, side 54" max. height)

Soap dispenser (forward 48" max, N/ A No mount ed soap dispenser-
height , side 54" max. height ) boule soap on sink

Partition stall size
N/ A

Panition door 5ile (32") N/ A
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Item I O.K. 1 Notes/Comments

Ci rculation Desk
No Not Accessi ble greater than 34"

Drinking Fountain
No No dri nki ng fountain: paper
cups prmided at La\....tory sink.
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Libraries Should be a
Refl ection of t he
Peopl e it Serves
4.0 Programming Analysis
The library should work to create an almosphere of openness and
fri endliness to the communiry. This incl udes things such as a
welcoming and comfon able physical aun osphere, geographic location,
sensitized SlatT, customer service attitude. language. signage, materials
location, electronic access interface, hours, meeting room, etc. arc
issues that apply to al l people that the library serves.
\\'hile unique people groups may have specific needs. there are six
basic SlI'3.tcgies for Libraries to meet the needs of people it serves.
1. l ncl ude members of all groups and their advocates in planning.
implementing, and evaluati ng public library services.
As pan of mis effort, the library has sought out born individuals
and groups that represent groups in lhe community. As the
process continues, this involvement will conti nue to be cri tical.
These interviews and interactions have led to this report, which
will serve as the basis for future actions by the library.
2. Welcome people of all groups and their advocales 1.0 the libraI)'.
The Cumberland Li brary has a long and successful history serving
the Cumberland area. As the community changes, t.he needs of tIle
people of the community change, and the Cumberland Li brary
needs to change in order to seT\'e them.
In order to accomplish this, the Library needs to change. Some
lhings will be simple. such as adding. for example. Spanish
language newspapers. Others will require a greater im'estment and
time, adding bicultural and bilingual staff.
3. Offer a diverse range of resources, serviccs, and programs that are
More than any other action, this is the one thou will make lhe
Library relevant to the people it SCT\'es.
Libraries are often ideal locations to offer numerous community
services (if the facili ty will support them). In many locations this
includes child care, j ob placement, income lax advicc, uni versity
extension courses, Engli sh as a second language (ESL) , compmer
traini ng and many others. In order to support this, there are
several specifi c recommendations.
Fost e r Communicat ion
Many libraries provide a variety ofservices, including literacy
programs, foreign language classes. ESL classes and computer
training. These services are often vital to recent immigrants,
providing a mcans to help people navigate the process of
pr ogramming a n a l y s i ~ I pqe IJ

citizenship, secure housing and medical providers, find child care,
and become an actual pan of the Cumberland community.
Staff Appropriately
In order to meet this need. there are several specific ac tions for
the Library to consider.
• Recruit Bicultural and Bilingual Staff
• Provide cullural diversity training and cultural awareness for all
library staff.
• Consider offering a uiba! internship as a method of developing
lies and experiences for the library, as well as strengthening the
relationship with the Mole Lake Tribe.
Bui ld Capacity (or Local Businesses
Libraries often fill important needs for employers,jobseekers and
consumers. They can provide access 10 business knowledge,
infonnation on jobs and career changes. even connect employers
to specializedjob lraining. Libraries may provide up-to-date
information about businesses to patronize in their area.
In addition, Librarics located in downtowns provide an excellent
spur (0 the local economy and can encourage downtown
rede\'clopmenL In communities that we work with, downtown
libraries, whether they be new or remodeled faci lities, expansions
or nOt, see an improved downtown econom)' when thc project is
As pan of this, Library design needs to account for it's inLeraction
with its location. The design of the facili£)' needs t.o connect the
inner library - the stacks, computers and reading areas - with the
outer library - the fac;ade, sidewalk, parking areas and t.he rest of
Showcase History
Showcase hist.ory and infonnation by using organized and
accessible collections that. are appropriate to the people sen'ed,
including Hispanic and Native American materials. Libraries are
often the st.orehouse for community's collective memories. TIley
can serve as civic information celHcrs and fonlms for public
discourse about local topics. Libraries can welcome visitors and
help them understand the community. However, the current
library facilities have no space in which to complete this mission.
This lack of tribal history was identified by multiple interviewers a
key goal in future library design.
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For a library to serve as a multi-purpose destination, the right
amenities will amaci more patrons and serve a variety of people in
the community. This can include Wi-Fi selVice, public art and
other features mat let people gather and linger.
4. Partner with other community agencies to provide the best
possible selVices.
Having more space is not enough to tmly sen'e the community.
Many libraries work with other community agencies to provide the
best possible services. This is particularly key for working with
Hispanics and Native Americans. people groups that the Library
has not worked with significantly. This wi ll allow the Library to
become more knowledgeable about the needs of li brary users , and
provide more effective services.
Options include co-sponsoring programming with Community
Groups and educational institutions ( Public School System, UW
Barron County)
5. Ensure that public library collections, services, and buildings are
fully accessible and inviling to all library users. This includes both
physical access, such as ADA require menIS, but also language
Access to Facilities
• ADA Compliant facilities
• Meeting Facilities that Community groups can use
Access to Services
Location of the library is imponant - is it ,viUlin walking distance
of schools? Do people groups served by the library know where the
library is?
• Bilingual Signage in.side and outside the library, and with the
• Provide comfonable seating
• Keep materials up-to-date
6. Market public library services, collections, and programs.
Library Services arc about People - and people have to know
about the service in order to understand the availabili ty and use
the service. The library may add space in order to provide the
services needed, but if no one knows about them, they will nl:\'er
be used. Some specific actions include:
• Provide materials that people groups want
• Tailor materials for all ages
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• NClWork with colleagues and community agencies to get help
with material selection
• Use electronic sources to supplement collection development
• Actively promote library card ownership and borrowing. Provide
library card applications and other library infonnation in
Spanish as well as English
• Provide library tours and orientations in Spanish
• Make sure the library is visible in the community
Recommendations Based Upon Programming
Until new expanded space is constmcted, it will be impossible to
provide expanded services so that the Library truly refl ccLS lhe people
that it serves. Based upon the programmatic needs aCthe community,
we recommend the Library plan for Lotal library space of 10,000 to
12.000 square feet. 1l1is is based on the Wisconsin Department of
Public Instruction standards and is the amount of space needed to
sen-e the Cumberland area for the next 20 years. See Appendix A
Design Recommendations
• Be compliant with the ADA. The existing building is deficient in
multiple areas of compliance with the ADA. As the general
population ages, these issues will ha\'e an increasing impact on the
users of the Cumberland Public Library.
• Provide at least one public meeting room seating approximately 20
people. Preferably this space should be accessible outside of normal
library business hours.
• Provide space for showcasing history. It is impossible within the
current library faci lity LO provide meaning full space to showcase
local history, including Hispanic and Native American Materials
• Increase the availabili ty of computer access, including Wi-Fi intemet
• If expansion of the current library space is chosen, locate all high
electrical energy draw components in the addition.
• If a new library is constructed (rather than an expansion of the
existing facility), strongly consider locating the facility in the
downtown. This will preserve access to the greatest number of
library users, and it will have the biggest economic benefit to
downtown businesses.
• Provide bi-lingual signage
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Programmatic Recommendations
Most of these recommendations will be able to be implemented only
after a Library expansion is completed. Until that time there is
insufficient space to provide e'"en current services in an effecLive
manner, withOllllhe burden of additional programmatic changes.
• COllli nue to work with members arall groups and their advocates in
the planning. implementi ng and evaluation of li brary services.
• Consider pan neri ng wi th communiry groups to consider offering
English as a second language classes.
• Start discussions with the Lac Coun Oreilles about offering classes at
a new facility, including in Native American Studies.
• When hiring additional staff, consider adding bicultural and
bilingual staff
• Provide cullural di\"ersiry training and cultural awareness for all
library staff.
• Worki ng with community groups and library users. select and add
materials, incl uding Spanish language and Native American
materi als, incl uding books, periodicals, ne\'.-spapers and movies. A
suggested list of Native American Materials is included ill
Appendix B.
• Provide library card ownership and borrowing by providing library
card applications and other library information in Spanish as well as
• As programmatic changes occur, evaluate and implement marketing
changes. including:
- Provide materials that people groups want
- Tailor materials for all ages
- Net\\lork with colleagues and community agencies to get help wi th
material selecti on
- Use electronic sources to supplement collection development
- Actively promote library card ownership and borrowing. Provide
library card applications and other library infonnation in Spanish
as well as English
- Provide library tours and orientations in Spanish
- Make sure the li brary is visible in the community
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5.0 Estimate of Probable Cost
SEH has based the construction cost estimate on using data from
Means in cOIBunction wilh our past experience. We have completed
schematic design and new additions to number of Carnegie buildings.
In the recent past we have worked with the following Carnegie
Libraries and one Historical Sociel:)' that occupies a Carnegie Library
building: Dell Rapids Public Library (SD). Tomah Public Library,
Markesan Public Library. Kaukauna Public Library, Stevens County
Historical Society (Morris, MN).
Total Library Space - 10,000 SF
SF Cost/SF
$351 ,000
6, 100
Tota! Square Feet 10,000
Building Addition
Square feet x cost per square foot
Square feet x cost per square foot

Sub Total
Contingency standard 15%
Tota! Estimated Construction Cost
$1 ,596,200
Total Library Space - 12, 000 SF
SF CostlSF
Building Addition
Square feet x cost per square foot 8,100 $170.00 $1 ,377,000
Square feet x cost per square foot 3,900 $90.00 $351 ,000
Total Square Feet t 2.000
Sub Total
Contingency standard 15%
Total Estimated Construction Cost
$1 ,728,000
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Appendix A
Enter I for 'minimum,' 2 for 'moderate,' and 3 for 'optimum'
I-Service parameters I Page I
Public Library Space Needs:
A Companion Workbook
2,657 projected
3,555 projected
6,2 12 projected
»> Allow for audience gallery in
the conference room? If so,
state, the capaci ty: 0
»> Allow space in room
for crafts? NoD
»> Make minimum or optimum
space allocation work
station? MinU OPlO
28,57< volumes
current titles
titles retained for r 51years on average
3,851 items held
computer stations for public use
Periodical (display):
Peri odicals (back issues):
Nonprint material :
Digital resources:
Enter I for 'minimum,' 2 for 'optimum'
Meeting/program rm I: 100' seats
Meeting/program nn ll : 01seats
Conferencelboard room: 0 seats
Storytime room: j .; 0 seats
Computer trai ning lab: I 10 seats
Staff work stations: r '31 stations
Reader seating: r 621 seats
Primary service area: 2.390 current
Nonresident service pop: 3.198 current
Design population: 5,588 current
by Anders C. Dahlgren
WI Di vision for Libraries and
Community Learning
WI Division for Libraries and
Community Learning

Boob: If !he projected collection will be more thm 100.000
in sitt. assume that 10'lt of the collection ",ill be
in circublion: tben allow one SQlIare fOOl (Of e,-ery 10
,"OlulIlCSlohousc: »»»»»»>
Current displa)': Allow one square fOOl: for every 1.0
lilies to be held 011 CUrKnl dispby :>:>:>:>:>:>:>
Periodical bod Usus: Allow one-ha1f SQuare rOO( for every tille
held in bact issues times the number of)Ul'S held 01\
a,'u:age »»»»»»»»
Noyri,,! "'a/erial: Allow squ:ore fOOl for c.'ery \to items
IOhousc: »»»»»»>:»
Digi/iJ1 rcwwrcu.: Allow fifty square frel for everyeompner work
$l2tiOll prO'Iilkd for g=enl public USi" :>:>:>:>:>:>
2,858 sq.rt.
9S sq.fL
238 sq.ft.
385 sq.ft.
300 sq,ft.
Public Uhrary Space Nuds:
A CQmpnniQn Workbook
Rt!udu selUS: Allow 30 square feel for SC::lI » 1.860 5q,ft.
by Anders C. DMlgretl
Sloff ...v,* s/(uioflS: Allow a minimum allocation of 12S square
feet pet st:l.1;on. or:UI optimum lI11OClUion of ISO
square feet Slaff work station > > > > > > > >
MU l inglprogram rOOm I: Allow 10 Slju3.te feel seat.
plus 100 square feet al the front of the fOom for a
area »»»»»»»»
Muliflglprogmfrl room 1/: Allow to !Qu3.te feet seal.
plus 100 Sljuale feet allhe front of the room for a
area »»»»»»»»
C/iltfuencdboard room: Allow 2S sqUale feet scat at lhe
conference lable, plus 10 square feel for each scat in a gallery,
if a gallery is pro\'ided »»»»»>
SIOf)'lim<! room: Allow 10 square feel per seal, plus SO square feel
al lhe frool of the room for the storyteller, with an additional
5 squ3.te feet Jltr scal allowance for crafl activiti es if 3.
provision for crafts is made > >> > >>>>>
Cmtlpllur training lab: Allow 50 squ:ue feet per scat, plus 80 square
feet al the front ofthc room for the trainer's station >>
Speci(ll U.le space<: Make 3. minimum allowance for special u5e
space equal 10 about 10% oflhe gross area of the building, Of
a moderate allowance equal to about 12.S'l> of the gross area
of the building or an optimum allowance equal to about IS'*'
ofthoe gr06S area of the building > > > > > > > >
NonassigMbie spou: M:lIi:e .. mi nimum aJlowan« for
nonanignable PUrp0sc:5 cquailO about 20'1> nflhe gross area
oflhc: building or i nwUmum allowllllce for nonassignable
equ..allO aboUi 25'1> of lhc: gro5$ area of !he
building »»»»»»»>
450 sq,ft.
1.100 sq.ft .
sq.ft .
580 sq.ft.
Isn sq.ft.
3.146 sq.fL
2-5paa: needs I Page I
SPECIAL US"'E:..:S"-P.:..;A;.:o C"'E'---::--:- ----,--==--_-cc::-:=:_
Capacity: Moderale allocali on > > > > > > 1,573 12. 50%
DESIGN POPULATION · Library service parameters outlined here are designed to
support a future population of 6,2 12
3-Summary I Page 1
3, 146
Public Library Space Needs:
A Compallioll Workbook
Sq.fl. Pel of
needed total
Capacit y: 28,575 books 2,858 22.7 1%
Capacity: 95 periodical titles (current displ) 95 0. 75%
Capacity: 9S periodkal titles (back issues) 238 1.89%
Capacity: 3,851 nonprint titles 385 3.06%
Capacity: -;;-;3200C'-__"""",2 ;c.:;3,,"8%;:-
TOTAL COLLECTION SPACE > > > 3,875 30.79%
GROSS AREA NEEDED > > > > > > > > > > >
Capacity: Maximum allocation
Capacity: 100 scats in meeting I progr rm I
Capacity: seats in meeting I progr rm 2
Capaci ty: seats in conf I board room
Capaci ly: seats in storytime room
Capaci lY: 10 seats in comp training lab
Capacity: 62 seats
STAFF WOR"'K"'S"'P"'A"'C"'E'7-_-:--:- -=,..-__-:-:c:-::-
Capacity: 3 work stations > > > > > 450 3.58%
by Anders C. Dahlgren
WI Di vision for Libraries and
Community Learning

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